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  • 1. EVANGELISM (Ministry of Soul winning) PRESENTED BY JOY JOSEPH MUNDUKOTTACKAL KONKANI CHRISTIAN (BRETHREN) ASSEMBLY
  • 2. EVANGELISM
    • THE BRIEF STUDY COVERS
        • What is evangelism
        • Sphere of soul winning
        • The mission fields
        • What is Gospel
        • Requirements to be an evangelist
        • Choosing the mission field
        • Method of evangelism
        • Areas of responsibility in evangelism
        • The rewards for soul winning
  • 3. EVANGELISM
    • 1. WHAT IS EVANGELISM ?
    • Soul winning
    • (The first responsibility to the Great commission)
    • Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
    • Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
    • Luke 24:47 That repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem
  • 4. EVANGELISM
    • THE GOOD HERITAGE OF SOUL WINNING
    • In Jerusalem
    • The first preaching by Peter on the day of Pentecost (Acts. 2: 14- 40)
    • Effect: Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. ( Acts.2: 41-42 )
    • Progression in Judea
    • Acts 4: 4 And the number of the men was about five thousand .
    • Acts 5:14 And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.
    • Acts 6:1 In those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied.
  • 5. EVANGELISM
    • Furtherance to Samaria
    • Acts 8: 4- 5 Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word. Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria , and preached Christ unto them.
    • Acts 8: 25 And they (Peter and John), when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the gospel in many villages of the Samaritans .
    • To the uttermost parts
    • Acts 11:19-21 Traveled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only .
    • When they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus .
  • 6. EVANGELISM
    • STARTED SENDING OUT MISSIONARIES
    • Church in Antioch sent out missionaries first.
    • Paul and Silas were sent ( Acts 13:2-3)
    • (All missionary Journeys of Paul were from Antioch)
    • Church in Thessalonica an example in evangelism .
    • From them spr ead to Macedonia and Achaia (1.The.1:8)
    • Church at Philippi was example for supporting
    • Supported financially in spite of difficulty (Phil:4: 15)
    • “ The church that does not evangelize will fossilize.”
    • Oswald J Smith
  • 7. EVANGELISM
    • PASSION FOR SOULS
    • Every Christian must be a soul winner.
    • Do the work of an evangelist ( 2.Timothy 4:5 )
    • One must feel that he is a debtor
    • I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians (Rom.1: 14-15)
    • Woe is unto me, if I preach no the gospel .
    • For though I preach the gospel…. ( 1.Corinthians 9:16)
    • Do you feel guilty, if not speaking the gospel?
    • Then they (The lepers) said one to another…….. (2. King 7:9)
    • Is it a time to receive money, and garments… (2.King 5: 26)
    • ( Where there is no vision, there is no passion, where there
    • is no passion there is no action . - Alan Redpath )
  • 8. EVANGELISM
    • TRAINING FOR EVANGELISM
    • Jesus said ; I will make you fishers of men ( Mat.4: 19 )
    • “ Evangelist” a gift to the Church ( Eph. 4: 11 )
    • Bible schools can give degrees; but not a heart to win souls;
    • Do not equate degrees with dedication for soul winning.
    • The Church (Elders) must be convinced before commenting
    • them (Acts: 13: 2)
    • They also must prove it in the home assembly ( Acts. 16: 1-2 )
    • Duty seems more outside the church; where can find souls.
    • ( Where is their duty; inside or outside the church ? )
    • Surely the training equips one to be a good evangelist
  • 9. EVANGELISM
    • 2. THE SPHERE OF SOUL WINNING
    • Authority or power
    • Acts 1: 8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both n Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth
    • Home mission- Do you neglect it ?
    • 1. Among your own household
    • 2. Among people of your home town
    • Jesus Said: Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, (Mk.5: 18-19)
    • Distant or overseas mission ?
    • To the uttermost part of the world ( Mat.28:19 )
  • 10. EVANGELISM
    • Home mission the first priority ( Jerusalem )
    • Have you tried to win your unsaved father, mother, brother,sister, husband, wife, or children to the Lord?
    • a. A father (head of the household) could bring his children
    • to salvation
    • Cornelius (Acts.10: 33) Jailor in Philippi (Acts.16: 32) Crispus (Acts.18: 8)
    • b. A mother could bring her children to the salvation
    • Lydia (Acts. 16:15) Timothy (Acts.16: 1; 2.Tim1: 5)
    • c. A brother could bring his brother to the salvation
    • Andrew brought Simon to the Lord. (Jn.1: 40-41)
    • d. Husband /Wife could bring his/her spouse to the salvation.
    • (1. Pet. 3: 1; 1. Cor: 7: 12- 14)
    • ( Don’t be like Cain ! “Am I my brothers keeper”? Gen.4: 9 )
  • 11. EVANGELISM
    • 3. THE MISSION FIELD
    • Mission in your home town ( Judea )
    • Philip findeth Nathanael (of the same city) John 1: 44-45
    • a . Jesus came to his home and hometown (Luke 4:16)
    • b. The Samaritan woman went to the city men (John 4: 28-29)
    • c. The demon- possessed man went to the Decapolis (Mk.5: 20)
    • d. Timothy was holding a good testimony among his
    • country men (Acts.16: 2)
    • e. The Sunday school teacher can lead his/ her students
    • ( Sunday schools, VBS, CEF all are ways to win children )
    • (Prove at home before gets commented for distant mission)
  • 12. EVANGELISM
    • Mission to the uttermost part of the world
    • (Foreign or Distant mission)
    • An obedience to the call “to the uttermost part”
    • The Three missionary journeys of Paul the Apostle
    • (All began from Antioch and first and second ended at Antioch)
    • Acts 13:2 The Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul
    • for the work whereunto I have called them.
    • 1 st Journey - AD.47-49 ( Acts. 13:2- 14:26 )
    • 2 nd Journey - AD.50-53 ( Acts. 15:35- 18: 22 )
    • 3 rd Journey - AD.53- 57 ( Acts.18: 23- 21: 3 )
    • The home church have the moral responsibility to support
    • The evangelist have responsibility to the church to report.
  • 13. EVANGELISM
    • 4. WHAT IS GOSPEL
    • Gospel is the “ good news ” or “ good tidings ” (Lk.2: 10-11) Man not the author of the Gospel (Galatians 1:11) was promised in the Holy Scriptures (Rom.1: 2) Now brought the life and immortality to light (2.Tim.1: 10) It is the gospel of Grace (Acts. 20: 24)
    • The different names called for the Gospel of Grace.
    • Gospel of the Grace of God (Acts. 20: 4)
    • The glorious gospel of Christ (2. Cor.4: 4)
    • The glorious gospel of the blessed God (1. Tim.1: 11)
    • The gospel of peace (Eph.6: 15)
    • The gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ (2.Thes.1:8)
    • The gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Mk.1: 1)
    • The Gospel of Christ (Rom.1: 16; 15:19; 29; 1.Cor.9: 12; 18)
    • The Gospel of God ( 1.The.2: 2; 2:8; 9; 1.Pet.4: 17; Rom.1:1; 15:16 )
  • 14. EVANGELISM
    • What is Gospel ( The definition from the Bible itself )
    • 2.Timothy 2: 8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:
    • 1.Corinthians 15:1-4 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
    • For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
    • (If the vicarious death on the cross for the forgiveness of sins; the burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ for justification if not preached; it is not the gospel at all)
  • 15. EVANGELISM
    • The Gospel of the Grace of God is different from
    • 1. Gospel of the Kingdom ( Matthew 24:13-14 )
    • (Began to preach by John the Baptist and then by the Lord himself, but postponed since the king was rejected and so the kingdom also postponed)
    • 2. The everlasting Gospel ( Revelation 14:6-7 )
    • (The gospel of grace is not entrusted or could be preached by the angels)
    • 3. “Another Gospel” (Which is not gospel at all- Gal 1: 6-9)
    • (Eg: The Christ who gives the prosperity, Bondage breaking, demands to do the work of the law for perfecting salvation etc,.)
  • 16. EVANGELISM
    • GOSPEL MUST BE PREACHED
    • How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard?
    • And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent?
    • As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!(Romans 10:17)
    • So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
    • ( Rom.10: 12-17; Isaiah 52: 7 )
    • References from the Acts of the Apostles
    • Peter preached on the day of Pentecost (Acts. 2: 22)
    • Apostles (Acts. 4:33; 5:42)
    • Those who were scattered by persecution (Acts.8: 4)
    • Philip in Samaria (Acts. 8:5) and to eunuch (Acts. 8:35)
    • Peter and others (Acts. 8: 25; 10:34)
    • Paul began to preach (Acts.9: 19)
  • 17. EVANGELISM
    • 5. REQUIREMENTS TO BE AN EVANGELIST
    • Assurance of his call ( Gal.1: 15-16; 2: 7-9 )
    • One must do it as if a priest doing the offer ( Rom.15: 16 )
    • Gospel must be preached freely ( 2Cor.11: 7 )
    • He must not try to please men or institutions ( Gal.1: 10 )
    • Service acceptable to God, and approved of men . ( Rom.14: 16-18 )
    • He must not be ashamed of the gospel ( Rom.1: 16 )
    • He must be willing to suffer for the Gospel ( 1.Cor. 9: 12 )
    • Never abuse the liberty . ( 1.Cor.9: 18 )
    • “ If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice that
    • I can make can be too great for Him” – C. T. Studd
  • 18. EVANGELISM
    • Requirements to be an evangelist (Conti..)
    • He must walk uprightly according to the truth of the Gospel
    • ( Gal.2: 14 )
    • “ To live Christ is more important than preach Christ ” Robert Chapman
    • He must be sure of what he preaches. ( Gal.2: 2 )
    • “ Lest by any means I should run, or had run in vain ” Apostle Paul
    • His hearts desire must be that they might be saved. ( Rom.10: 1 )
    • “ The faith that cost nothing, demand nothing, is worth nothing”.
    • David McCasland
    • He must preach the Christ crucified ( 2.Cor: 1:23-24 )
    • Baptism necessarily not the duty of evangelist ( 1.Cor.1:17 )
    • Must preach with urgency; but never manipulate for decision.
    • ( 2.Cor. 6: 2 )
  • 19. EVANGELISM
    • Ten examples from the life of Paul ( 1.The.2: 1-12 )
    • 1 . Was bold in God to speak the gospel of God (v.2)
    • 2. The exhortation was not of deceit or uncleanness, nor.. (v.3)
    • 3 . Was not pleasing men (v.4)
    • 4 . Never used flattering words (v.5)
    • 5 . Never sought glory from men (v.6)
    • 6 . Was gentle among them (v.7)
    • 7 . Was willing to impart own soul (v.8)
    • 8 . Never tried to be a burden for them (v.9)
    • 9 . Walked holily, justly and unblameably (v.10)
    • 10 . Exhorted and comforted like a father . (v.11)
    • Can we claim these virtues in our ministry?
  • 20. EVANGELISM
    • 6. In selecting the people or place for evangelism
    • Desire to preach where Christ is not preached
    • (Often Gospel is preached to the same people or places again
    • and again)
        • Not on an another man’s foundation ( Rom.15: 20 )
        • To preach beyond the regions ( 2.Cor.10: 16 )
        • To find fruit among new people ( Rom.1: 13 )
        • Desire to move to new places ( Rom.15: 23 )
    • “ Why should anybody hear the gospel twice before others hear
    • it once.”- Oswald J Smith.
  • 21. EVANGELISM
    • 7. Method of Evangelism
    • Can you make use of advanced developments for evangelism?
    • Have not the invention of printing press made copies of Bibles,
    • books or tracts easy availability?
    • Have not the communication, Computers and transport made it
    • easy to reach people?
    • That which is not harmful, why we should not use?
    • Yet some of the old methods can never become obsolete.
    • House to house evangelism ( Acts5: 2; 20: 20 )
    • Individual (personal) evangelism ( Acts 13: 7; 28: 30-31 )
    • Synagogues (Places of religious gatherings – Acts 19: 8 )
    • Market place (Place where people gather- Acts 17: 17 )
  • 22. EVANGELISM
    • Method of Evangelism (Conti..)
    • River side ( Beaches, markets, meet for leisure or business ) Acts.16: 13
    • House or buildings taken for rent
    • ( Conduct teachings, Bible classes etc ) Acts. 19: 9-10
    • Do the conventions serve this purpose now ?
    • (Have not the conventions become an yearly program; than a method to reach the un-reached?)
    • The Schools, hospitals and orphanages were venue for gospel
    • (If we are doing with a lucrative motive, no doubt we have lost our vision.)
    • Esther 4:14 For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this
    • time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise .. From another place
  • 23. EVANGELISM
    • Bible does not restrict woman to share the Gospel
    • Woman are restricted from preaching or teaching (In public )
    • ( 1.Cor. 14: 34-35; 1.Tim.2: 11-12 )
    • T he good news of the Lord’s resurrection Lord Jesus, entrusted
    • to Mary Magdalene ( Jn.20: 17-18 )
    • A reas where women were helpful in the Gospel.
    • ( Lk.8: 3; Luke 23: 55; Phil.4: 3 )
    • Will all who listen believe?
    • It is the Lord who saves (Holy Spirit convicts…- Jn.16: 7-11)
    • It may not work out the salvation in everyone who have heard ( Hebrews 4:2 )
    • As many as were ordained to eternal life will believe .( Acts.13: 48 )
    • Those judged unworthy of everlasting life will not (Acts.13:46)
    • But still our duty is to preach the gospel (1. Cor.9: 16)
  • 24. EVANGELISM
    • 8. Areas of responsibilities in Gospel ( From Philippians )
    • Fellowship in the Gospel ( Phil.1: 5 )
    • Defense of the Gospel ( Phil.1: 7; 17 )
    • Confirmation of the Gospel ( Phil.1: 7 )
    • Furtherance of the Gospel ( Phil. 1: 12 )
    • Faith of the Gospel ( Phil.1: 27 )
    • Service in the Gospel ( Phil. 2: 22 )
    • Giving and receiving (Finance) of the Gospel ( Phil.4: 15 )
    • (Church at Philippi was an example for the above)
  • 25. EVANGELISM
    • Support for evangelist
    • Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel. ( Read 1.Cor. 9: 1-19 )
    • (Eg. that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? –1.Cor.9: 13-14)
    • It is the duty of the believers to support (Titus 3: 12)
    • Support for evangelism
        • Church in Philippi was an example (Phil.4: 15)
        • The principle of giving read (2.Cor.Ch. 8 and 9)
        • Do not accept from unbelievers (Ezra 4: 3; 3.Jn.7-9)
    • (The unbeliever must never be given a chance to feel that
    • evangelism is “a money making business”)
    • “ The Lord’s work done in Lord’s way lacks no resources.”
    • Hudson Tailor .
  • 26. EVANGELISM
    • 9. The reward for soul winning
    • Paul wrote
    • Dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown (Phil.4: 1)
    • For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye (1.The.2: 19-20)
    • (Crown of rejoicing; the Soul winners Crown)
    • ( Dan.12: 3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness
    • of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as
    • the stars for ever and ever .)
  • 27. EVANGELISM
    • Beloved of the Lord
    • Your salvation is the free gift (Eph.2: 8)
    • but to get the rewards you need to work.
    • How can you face Him with out a soul won for him?
    • “ Must I go- and empty handed?”
    • Thus my dear Redeemer meet?
    • Not one day of service give him,
    • Lay no trophy at His feet?
    • “ Must I go- and empty handed”
    • Must I meet my Saviour so?
    • Not one soul with which to greet Him?
    • Must I empty handed go?
  • 28. EVANGELISM
    • Dear Brethren in the Lord
    • Hope this study “ EVANGELISM ”
    • has been encouraging and blessing
    • Any questions, suggestions or comments, please write to the
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